compaction

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the compression of ground and making it hard, e.g. by driving over it with heavy machinery or as the result of a lot of people walking on it

Aviation

  • noun the act of pressing things together to form one, or of compressing something to make it hard

Construction

  • The compression of any material into a smaller volume; for example, waste compaction. In specifying compaction of embankment or fill, a percent compaction at optimum moisture content is often used. Another method is to specify the equipment, height of lift, and number of passes.
  • The elimination of voids in construction materials, as in concrete, plaster, or soil, by vibration, tamping, rolling, or some other method or combination of methods.

Electronics

  • synonymcompression
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